EDWARD S. STEPHENS. On the basis of a very creditable record and service Edward S. Stephens has for a number
of years been recognized as one of the leaders of the Erie County bar. His success came from his own efforts, and
he has always measured results by the highest ideals of professional and personal integrity.
Born at Bogart, Erie County, February 2, 1869, he is the son of Isaiah S. and Mary Ann (Desoe) Stephens. He was
reared in the country on a farm, attended the district schools, the private school at Milan, and the Ohio Northern
University at Ada. Part of his education was won through opportunities gained by his own earnings and hard work,
either as farm hand or teacher. For seven years he taught in public schools and at the same time carried on his
studies for the law. He was admitted to the bar in 1897, and has since had his home and office in Sandusky. Mr.
Stephens made a specially creditable records as referee in bankruptcy, an office he filled from 1900 to 1906. He
left that office to become prosecuting attorney, and his term of service was from 1907 to 1911. Since then he has
enjoyed a large private practice as a member of the Sandusky bar.
On March 6, 1910, Mr. Stephens married Emeline Blancke. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks and the Knights of Pythias.
A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio
By: Hewson L. Peeke
Assisted by a Board of Advisory Editors
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago and New York 1916
Erie County, Ohio
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